I decided locking lips was about as much casual fun I could handle.

Date four came in under the wire, just as my bedtime was edging toward sundown the further into my pregnancy I moved.

He typed back a simple “OK,” and for the rest of the night a tape of what it might’ve been like kept playing over in my head.

I wasn’t sure where I fit into the dynamic: I’d just been broken up with but I couldn’t exactly drown my sorrows in a bottle of tequila, and I didn’t want to test my newly weakened gag reflex (thanks, morning sickness! What I wanted was to enjoy digital dating before my days were filled with changing nappies and taking naps.

When it came time to make my profile, I figured a complete stranger didn’t have the right to know every detail of my personal life.

I didn’t create online dating accounts so that I could start serial swiping for a one-night stand, nor was I seeking a father figure for my impending arrival—I knew even in those early days that being blessed with a baby was all the love I needed for a while.

Instead, I attribute my urge to enter the world of dating-while-pregnant to pure FOMO.

From everything I’d read about raising a kid, I knew I’d barely have time to shower once the Bub arrived, so I couldn’t imagine when I’d next be able to paint my nails and smack on some lipstick for a casual hang with a stranger.

The idea that I wouldn’t be able to date in a few months made me want to do it even more.” comment he left on a social media post where I showed off my bump six weeks after our date. Since I could no longer have the carefree time I craved without automatically revealing my pregnancy, I started embracing my blossoming belly.I didn’t miss dating—I was too tired and busy planning for a newborn, and when I wasn’t doing that, I discovered more imaginative and risk-free ways to satisfy the urge. OK, so it was winter and I was wearing a coat and clearly the guys didn’t realize straightaway.When I was pregnant, the last place I expected to find myself was on Tinder.But when I got dumped by my baby daddy five weeks in (despite the fact we’d been together for 12 months, it had actually never been that serious), I decided to dust off the heartbreak and embrace dating while I still had the stamina and—let’s be honest—a relatively flat stomach.Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb.